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    Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    It was inevitable. If you hang around WUS long enough, you are going to buy an ammo strap. I finally gave in and ordered this little beauty from Lederarts.ch.
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    It arrived today. I immediately noticed that it is quite stiff, but at a little over 4mm, not too thick so I believe it will break in nicely. The next thing I noticed was how dark and even the color was. It was almost too clean to be vintage. This vanished with the first bend as the leather displayed a dramatic pull up effect, revealing grain and a wide variance in color and tone.
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    Ahh... That's more like it!
    The strap is made from a 1942 Swiss Army ammo pouch. Honestly, I would not know a vintage ammo pouch from a mail sack, but given that all able-bodied Swiss men must serve, I can't imagine there is any shortage of ammo bags over there and have no reason to doubt its provenance. I chose this particular strap for the simple straight stitching, and because the stampings are located such that they will be near the watch head and thus visible when worn, particularly the "Sz" and cross.
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    I had planned to put it on my Anstead, but it proved to be a bit to tight a squeeze. My PAM clone was an obvious choice, but considering the strap's badass heritage, I felt I should put it on the most badass watch I own - the EcoZilla.
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    I know, some say leather has no place on a diver and that is absolutely true - if you dive. For a big poser like me, it really doesn't matter. I love the look. The Zilla needs some beef behind it, and this strap supplies it. Once fitted with brushed Pre-V, the look was complete.
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    All said and done, the strap hits all the marks. It is rugged, well made, and drop dead gorgeous. Highly recommended.
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    Last edited by Zundfolge; July 25th, 2013 at 18:40.
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    Re: Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    Absolutely great strap and review. Gorgeous color and texture on that. Love it and want one. Gonna go look at cost right now.

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    Re: Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    Great looking piece of leather, thanks for the review!

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    Re: Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    Great looking strap and it looks badass for sure on the ecozilla. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for a great review and lovely pics. It looks great on the zilla ,i think i will have to investigate further. DW.

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    Re: Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    Looks great, and a good match for the watch.
    I've been on a strap buying frenzy of late, might have to check out this sellers ammo straps.

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    Re: Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    Great looking strap and great pairing, I think a strap like that needs a big chunk of watch to do it justice. And for those who are trying to find the site, the correct url is lederarts.ch there is no .com after it.

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    Re: Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    thanks for the review, i love these recycled materials straps and always good to hear about another potential option

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    Re: Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    Quote Originally Posted by core attitude View Post
    Great looking strap and great pairing, I think a strap like that needs a big chunk of watch to do it justice. And for those who are trying to find the site, the correct url is lederarts.ch there is no .com after it.
    Thanks for the correction! I'll update the post.
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    Re: Mini Review: Lederarts ammo strap

    Quote Originally Posted by Zundfolge View Post
    Thanks for the correction! I'll update the post.
    No problem, and my guess is most would have figured it out but after looking at their straps, I thought everyone should have a chance to find them. How was the shipping time from order to delivery?

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